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I am not in favor of execution but...

I wouldn't feel at all bad if these thugs were rounded up and put out of their awful misery. I think what's happening in New Orleans is a cautionary tale about the depravity lurking beneath the surface of our culture and what might happen if some sort of economic collapse or massive terrorist attack should befall us. We are so dependent upon things completely out of our individual control, that many "normal" Americans might devolve into an imitation of Lord of the Flies. I shudder. Check this out from the New Orleans Times-Picayune:

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Children's Hospital under siege
Tuesday, 11:45 p.m.

Late Tuesday, Gov. Blanco spokeswoman Denise Bottcher described a disturbing scene unfolding in uptown New Orleans, where looters were trying to break into Children's Hospital.

Bottcher said the director of the hospital fears for the safety of the staff and the 100 kids inside the hospital. The director said the hospital is locked, but that the looters were trying to break in and had gathered outside the facility.

The director has sought help from the police, but, due to rising flood waters, police have not been able to respond.

Bottcher said Blanco has been told of the situation and has informed the National Guard. However, Bottcher said, the National Guard has also been unable to respond.

Via Amy Welborn's Open Book

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